Report and documentation of the International Workshop on the Implementation of International Fisheries Instruments and Factors of Unsustainability and Overexploitation in Fisheries. Mauritius, 3-7 February 2003.
FAO Fisheries Report No. 700

FAO Fisheries Report No. 700

Report and Documentation of the
INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES INSTRUMENTS AND FACTORS OF UNSUSTAINABILITY AND OVEREXPLOITATION IN FISHERIES

Mauritius, 3-7 February 2003

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2004

 

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Swan, J.; Gréboval, D. (comps.)
Report and documentation of the International Workshop on the Implementation of International Fisheries Instruments and Factors of Unsustainability and Overexploitation in Fisheries. Mauritius, 3-7 February 2003.
FAO Fisheries Report. No. 700. Rome, FAO. 2003. 305p.

ABSTRACT

An international workshop was organized in order to identify factors of unsustainability and overexploitation in fisheries and review major issues in the implementation of international fisheries instruments. The workshop referred closely to the results of a first workshop held in Bangkok in 2002 (The International Workshop on Factors Contributing to Unsustainability and Overexploitation in Fisheries). It aimed more specifically at answering the following three major questions: What are the major obstacles to the implementation of major legal instruments? What are the main lessons learned and the possible paths to solutions for improved implementation? What are the possible gaps that may exist in these instruments to guide the international community in improving the management of marine fisheries?

The workshop was based on a review of eleven case studies, each relating to one of the following categories of fishery: large volume small pelagics; tuna and tuna-like species; large volume demersals; and coastal fisheries.

This document contains the report of the workshop, discussion papers containing case studies and notes submitted to the workshop by participants. This document, and in particular the conclusions adopted by workshop participants, will serve as a basis for further analytical work aimed at improved fisheries management and a more effective implementation of major international fisheries instruments.


CONTENTS


PREPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT

INTRODUCTION

PART I: REPORT OF THE INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES INSTRUMENTS AND FACTORS OF UNSUSTAINABILITY AND OVEREXPLOITATION IN FISHERIES

1. INTRODUCTION

2. SUMMARY OF DISCUSSION PAPERS

3. CONCLUSIONS OF WORKSHOP

ANNEX 1: LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

ANNEX 2: WORKSHOP AGENDA

ANNEX 3: ANALYTIC SUMMARY OF WORKSHOP ON FACTORS OF UNSUSTAINABILITY BANGKOK, 4-8 FEBRUARY 2002

ANNEX 4: ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK FOR THE REVIEWS TO BE PREPARED FOR THE SECOND WORKSHOP ON FACTORS OF UNSUSTAINABILITY

ANNEX 5: LARGE VOLUME SMALL PELAGICS WORKING GROUP

LARGE VOLUME SMALL PELAGIC FISHERIES
TUNA AND TUNA-LIKE SPECIES WORKING GROUP
LARGE VOLUME DEMERSALS WORKING GROUP
COASTAL FISHERIES WORKING GROUP

PART II: DISCUSSION PAPERS

THE LARGE-VOLUME SMALL PELAGIC FISHERIES OF THE SOUTHEAST ATLANTIC: ANGOLA, NAMIBIA AND SOUTH AFRICA - by David Boyer and Helen Boyer

THE MANAGEMENT OF THE SMALL PELAGIC FISHERY IN CHILE - by Alejandro Zuleta V.

BIOLOGICAL OVERVIEW OF TUNAS STOCKS AND OVERFISHING - by Dr Alain Fonteneau

MANAGEMENT OF TUNA - by Judith Swan

THE BRITISH COLUMBIA ROCKFISH TRAWL FISHERY - by Jake Rice

LARGE VOLUME DEMERSAL FISHERY IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC - by J.-J. Maguire

THE GULF OF THAILAND TRAWL FISHERIES - by Ratana Chuenpagdee and Daniel Pauly

THE MANAGEMENT OF MEDITERRANEAN FISHERIES RESOURCES - by Massimo Spagnolo

THE MANAGEMENT OF MEDITERRANEAN FISHERIES RESOURCES COASTAL FISHERIES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN - by Alain Bonzon

WEST AFRICAN COASTAL AND SMALL-SCALE DEMERSAL FISHERIES - by Stephen Cunningham, Boubacar Ba and Sidi el Moctar ould Iyaye

THE CASE OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES - by Philippe Cacaud

PART III: NOTES PREPARED BY PARTICIPANTS

COMPLIANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES LAW - by Annick Van Houtte
SOME IDEAS RELATING TO FISHERY SUSTAINABILITY - by Anthony Charles
OVERVIEW OF PRAWN AND NILE PERCH (LATES NILOTICUS) FISHERIES SUSTAINABILITY IN TANZANIA - by T.W. Maembe
ECUADORIAN FISHERIES - by Rafael Trujillo

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